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A lesson on identify and analyzing personification in the Odyssey

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  • Books 1-4 Personification Ms. Marshall-Krauss 10
  • Personification September 26, 2011
    • Warm up
      • Copy these definitions
        • Personification : giving human qualities to inanimate objects.
        • Analyze : to break down something into components
      • Complete the brainstorming list. Do at least five, but try to complete as many as possible. Glue into spiral on page 27.
    27
  • Personification Analysis
    • Choose the example of personification you like the best and make a literal drawing of it on the top third of page 28 in your spiral. See the following examples.
    28
  • Example: The fog swallowed the city.
  • Example: The angry sea licked the hull of the ship.
  • Example: The sun peeked out of the clouds.
  • Personification Analysis
    • Find an example of personification in the Odyssey Books 1-4.
    • Analyze it by breaking it into parts. See the following example.
    Middle page 28
    • An example of personification in Beowulf is “your fame as a fighter? It is a triumph song that ocean thunders to her farthest shore.” (61-62) The ocean is being personified. The ocean is yelling of Beowulf’s fame as a fighter. Hrothgar means that Beowulf’s fame is known the world over as if the ocean carried his story to all the lands.
    Personification Analysis Beowulf Example Identify the example and state what part of the quote is the example. Explain what the object is doing that is human. Explain what is actually meant by the use of the figurative language.
  • Personification Reflection
    • Why do we analyze figurative language in English class? What do we gain from it?
    Bottom page 28